Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints

Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints – Make these cookies for your holiday guests!

Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints


basic cookie dough
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 cup sliced natural almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup seedless red raspberry jam


~Preheat oven to 350°.

~Prepare basic cookie dough. Beat in chocolate and cocoa with egg and vanilla extract.

~Shape dough by rounded measuring teaspoons into 1-inch balls.

~Place sliced almonds on sheet of waxed paper. Roll balls in chopped almonds to coat.

~Place balls, 1 1/2 inches apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet. With thumb or handle of wooden spoon, make small indentation in center of each ball. Fill each indentation with 1/4 tsp jam.

~Bake cookies 14 to 15 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

~Store at room temperature in tightly sealed container, putting sheets of waxed paper between layers.

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